Canadian Council of Churches

Five days focused on faith, heart, mind, and skills for the art of intercultural ministry

Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities.

Nov 18-22, 2024 (register below)

Location: 5 Oaks Education and Retreat Centre – 1 Bethel Rd, Paris ON N3L 3E3

 This is a residential program only. There will be program activities two evenings and optional activities two evenings. All meals are included Monday lunch through Friday lunch (including suppers.) 

Regular Participant

  • $1525 Residential program. All meals, accommodation, program activities and materials included.

Bursaries are Available
Contact for more information and to apply.

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada members: up to 80% of fees. Email 
  • United Church of Canada members: up to $500 for those who are not members of the UCC continuing education plan, up to $300 to those who are continuing education plan members
  • FILL Diversity Fund: Amount on an as needed basis. Available to those who self-identify as members of a marginalized community, including (but not limited to) racialized, indigenous, person with a disability, neurodiverse, etc.

Registration Deadline: Nov 10th, 2024
A $200 deposit (non-refundable after the registration deadline) is required to confirm registration. Full fees can be paid when registering. Balance of fees are due at the registration deadline. Payment options include credit card, e-transfer, cheque, or an invoice can be provided for payment by a sponsoring agency.

Learn more about the Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry program.

COVID-19 precautions: Participants will be asked to do rapid testing first day of program (tests will be provided.) Those who mask will be supported in doing so. There is a no-questions-asked full refund of FILL fees if unable to participate due to COVID. 

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This is a program of The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning, a reference group of The Canadian Council of Churches in collaboration with 5 Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

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